Experience a gripping psychological thriller filled with innumerable twists and turns, where choices and actions can result in dramatic consequences. Spanning four days of mystery and suspense, the hunt is on for a murderer known only as the Origami Killer - named after his macabre calling card of leaving behind folded paper shapes at crime scenes. Four characters, each following their own leads and with their own motives, must take part in a desperate attempt to prevent the killer from claiming a new victim.Key Features:An evolving thriller in which you shape the storyMature content, reflecting a realistic world setting that explores powerful themesStunning graphics, animation and technology support an emotionally driven experienceAccessible gameplay via intuitive, contextual controls and interface ESRB Rating: MatureCategory: AdventureLanguage: Bilingual
Average Price: $59.99
Heavy Rain is an interactive, story-based game. It was released in 2010 for the PlayStation 3, and re-released in 2016 for the PlayStation 4.
The story follows four individuals:
-Ethan, whose eldest son died in a car accident a few years prior to the events of this story. During visitation with his youngest son, Shaun, Ethan falls asleep and when he wakes up, Shaun is missing. Ethan finds out that his son may become the latest victim of the Origami Killer, unless he follows the directions given to him.
-Scott, a former police officer-turned-private investigator who's on the case of the Origami Killer. He seems to have personal reasons for looking into the case.
-Norman, an FBI profiler with some very high tech devices at his disposal. He's also a bit of a drug addict.
-Madison, a reporter with insomnia. She's become involved in the latest incident of the Origami Killer.
During the course of the game, you play as each of these characters at different points in the story. Because this is more of an interactive film, it's not a particularly gameplay-intensive game. You could be investigating a crime scene, or you could be playing with your kid. It's not heavy on shooting, puzzle-solving, jumping, running, anything like that -- rather, the aim is to tell a story where your choices and actions have consequences. There are many different paths and outcomes to this story, making it a unique experience each time.
The reason I'm not recommending it is because I think the writing is incredibly sloppy and riddled with plot holes. I can't specify without spoiling major plot points, but sufficed to say they should have put more effort into constructing a story that made logical sense rather than trying to throw a huge twist at the end. The writing ruined the entire experience for me.
I don't really understand why this game is popular. I found it to be slow paced to the degree that it felt like a parody and I'm not even a fan of too much action! I spent the first twenty minutes of the game pressing buttons to wash my dishes...I had heard so many good things about this game, but I just...don't get it. A don't buy in my opinion!
Own it, pretty good game. Though a bit sad but still good game. The scenes are nicely done. It's a movie like game.
What do you think, do you own it?
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